Polestar say it’s embracing the connected nature of the electric Polestar 2 with the availability of Over-the-Air (OTA) updates. Polestar 2 owners in all markets can now benefit from remote software updates that mean workshop visits are no-longer required to update the latest features and functionality developments.
A new safety feature is part of the latest update. Connected Safety improves driving safety by warning the driver of potential hazards on the road using data collected from other Polestar and Volvo vehicles. For example, the cloud-based service records when other vehicles react to slippery conditions with the intervention of traction control while driving, or when another vehicle that has been involved in a collision poses a potential hazard along the route.
It also includes an update to Android Automotive OS.
Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar CEO, says: “With OTA we bring the latest software updates straight to Polestar 2 customers just like they experience it on their smartphones. Our engineers are constantly improving functionality and developing new features, and with OTA we will be able to push new software out regularly – which means that even the earliest cars can run the latest version and gain new features.”
He adds: “With our latest OTA update we provide improvements to various items including Bluetooth connectivity, climate timers, the digital owner’s manual and the 360-degree camera. It also includes an upgrade to the latest Android Automotive operating system, range improvements and incremental speed improvements for DC charging, as well as a safety-related propulsion bug fix.”
Established in 2017, Polestar is the independent Swedish premium electric performance car brand founded by Volvo Cars and Geely Holding.